New Designs for 21st Century Healthcare
A case study from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) archives which looks at how innovative equipment and vehicle design, supported by EPSRC, could help treat more 999 patients on the spot.
Healthcare professionals, called emergency care practitioners, receive special training to assess and treat patients on arrival at the scene. However, research into the technologies needed to support this new role has lagged behind – until now.
The new Smart Pods concept could help save lives and relieve pressure on hospital accident and emergency departments.
The concept focuses on providing a range of design features that will transcend the limitations of current ambulances and equipment to deliver truly mobile healthcare.
Smart Pods features include 360º access to the patient, more modularised and portable equipment and treatment packages, and greater flexibility of the treatment space itself.
EPSRC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.
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